Millewa Football League
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2021
SportAustralian rules football
Founded1925; 99 years ago (1925)
Country Australia
Most recent
champion(s)
Bambill
(2023)

The Millewa Football League is an Australian rules football league with teams based in north-western Victoria and south-western New South Wales, Australia.

The clubs are mostly based within the same area as the clubs in the Sunraysia Football League, but generally represent smaller towns and communities. Clubs only field one senior football team and up to five netball teams.

History

The Millewa Football Association was reformed in 1925. At this time it had teams representing Lock 9, Lake Cullulleraine and Werrimull, and a team called "the Kangaroos".[1] Lake Cullulleraine were the premiers that year.[2] A fortnight after the grand final, a combined association team played the Mildura Football Club in a charity match.[3]

In 1932, the now Millewa Football League contained teams from Bambill, Karawinna, Meringur, Merinee, Pirlta and Werrimull.[4]

Due to World War II, the league went into recess between 1942 and 1945. Media coverage of this league was non-existent between 1940 and 1960. Regular scores did not start appearing in the press until the mid-1970s.[5] Meringur went into recess prior to the 2012 season due to lack of players attributed to the population decline in the district, however returned in 2013. Euston merged with Robinvale of the Sunraysia Football League before the beginning of the 2015 to play in that competition.

Clubs

Current

Jumper Club Home Ground Nickname Years in comp MFL Premierships Premiership Years
Bambill Mildura Senior College Saints 1927– 29 1935, 1938, 1939, 1949, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1976, 1980, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2023
Cardross Cardross Recreational Reserve Lions 1962– 3 1962, 1963, 1972
Gol Gol (formerly Alcheringa) Alcheringa Oval (Gol Gol) Hawks 1980– 11 1982, 1983, 1984, 1991, 1992, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010
Meringur Johansen Memorial Reserve (Lake Cullulleraine) Kangaroos 1926–36, 1949–2011, 2013– (2012 in recess) 9 1950, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1964
Nangiloc Nangiloc Recreational Reserve Demons 1975– 8 1978, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2017, 2018
Werrimull Johansen Memorial Reserve (Lake Cullulleraine) & Aerodrome Ovals Sporting Complex (Mildura) Magpies 1926– 19 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1947, 1948, 1951, 1954, 1955, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, 2003, 2012, 2013

Past Clubs

General statistics

General Information
Founded 1926
Records
Highest Score 305 — Bambill 48.17.305 (v Werrimull 5.0.30) – 1996
Most premierships 27 – Bambill
Most goals in a game
Most goals in a season 149 – Rex Handy (Coomealla) – 1986
Most flags in a row 6 – Meringur – 1956–1961
Most wins in a row 50 – Nangiloc – 1993–96
Most losses in a row 26 – Cardross – 2001–2003

Leading Goal Kickers

Year Player H&A goals Finals goals Total Goals
1976 Ian Hobbs (Bambill) / Denis Coburn (Nangiloc) 60 / 60 5 / 5 65 / 65
1977 Les Hazel (Nangiloc) 75 10 85
1978 John Sheahan(Werrimull) 106 15 121
1979
1980
1981 Owen Evans (Werrimull) 73 5 78
1982 Don Cooke (Meringur) 100 11 111
1983 Rex Handy (Coomealla) 107 0 107
1984 Geoff Lucas (Alcheringa) 118 0 118
1985 Ron Jackson (Bambill) 139 9 148
1986 Rex Handy (Coomealla) 120 29 149
1987
1988 Jerry Vuik (Bambill) 79 2 81
1989 Jerry Vuik (Bambill) 89 3 92
1990 Glenn Mitchell (Werrimull) 41
1991 Frank Oldfield (Alcheringa) 123 0 123
1992 Frank Oldfield (Alcheringa) 108 0 108
1993 Grenville Dietrich (KK) 118 7 125
1994 Grenville Dietrich (KK) 123 0 123
1995 Grenville Dietrich (KK) 105 0 105
1996 Grenville Dietrich (KK) 112 3 115
1997 Brett Robertson (Bambill) 55 0 55
1998 Daryl Fisher (Cardross) 73 0 73
1999 David McDonnell (Gol Gol) 51 0 51
2000 Brett Haase (Euston) 103 5 108
2001 Matt Leeder (Werrimull) 105 1 106
2002 Mark Fitzgerald (Mer) 81 0 81
2003 Shane Ruyg (Werrimul) 83 11 94
2004 Bradley Brooks (GG) 90 16 106
2005 Bradley Brooks (GG) 85 2 87
2006 Mark Duscher (Werrimull) 76 0 76
2007 David Hall (Bambill) 71 7 78
2008 Mahino Paola(Euston) 71 0 71
2009 Kaleb Sherwell (Gol Gol) 81 7 88
2010 Brett Haase (Bambill) 92 0 92
2011 Jason Bell (Gol Gol) 83 19 102
2012 Robert Lindsey (Gol Gol) 117 16 133
2013 Luke Stanbrook (Bambill) 69 9 78
2014 Isaiah Johnson (Werrimull) 79 5 84
2015 Luke Stanbrook (Bambill) 67 6 73
2016 Luke Hubble (Bambill) 68 0 68
2017 David Keens (Nangiloc) 67 4 71
2018 David Hall (Bambill) 57 2 59

Recent Grand Finals

Premierships

Notes
  1. ^ League in recess due to COVID-19 pandemic.

2015 Ladder

Millewa Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Bambill 14 0 3 0 2174 1065 204.13% 56 1st Semi Werrimull 15 8 98 Gol Gol 10 15 75
Nangolic 13 0 4 0 1878 1232 152.44% 52 2nd Semi Bambill 14 15 99 Nangiloc 14 10 94
Gol Gol 10 0 7 0 1402 1355 103.47% 40 Preliminary Werrimull 14 18 102 Nangiloc 11 6 72
Werrimull 7 0 10 0 1332 1199 111.09% 28 Grand Bambill 16 14 110 Werrimull 8 13 61
Cardross 6 0 11 0 1364 1628 83.78% 24
Meringur 1 0 16 0 725 2396 30.26% 4

2016 Ladder

Millewa Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Bambill 15 0 0 0 2448 631 387.96% 60 1st Semi Nangiloc 14 6 90 Werrimull 8 2 50
Gol Gol 12 0 3 0 1738 879 197.72% 48 2nd Semi Gol Gol 13 13 91 Bambill 13 12 90
Nangolic 7 0 8 0 1284 1385 92.71% 28 Preliminary Bambill 12 14 86 Nangiloc 7 12 54
Werrimull 6 0 9 0 1065 1455 73.20% 24 Grand Bambill 11 9 75 Gol Gol 6 9 45
Meringur 4 0 11 0 1092 1515 72.08% 16
Cardross 1 0 14 0 687 2449 28.05% 4

2017 Ladder

Millewa Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Gol Gol 13 0 2 0 1834 828 221.50% 52 1st Semi Meringur 15 11 101 Werrimull 7 8 50
Nangolic 12 0 3 0 1718 918 187.15% 48 2nd Semi Gol Gol 13 10 88 Nangiloc 5 6 36
Meringur 7 0 8 0 1228 1162 105.68% 28 Preliminary Nangiloc 19 12 126 Meringur 12 5 77
Werrimull 6 0 8 1 1324 1190 111.26% 26 Grand Nangiloc 9 10 64 Gol Gol 7 13 55
Cardross 6 0 8 1 1323 1288 102.72% 26
Bambill 0 0 15 0 610 2651 23.01% 0

2018 Ladder

Millewa Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Nangiloc 12 0 3 0 1479 880 168.07% 48 1st Semi Meringur 6 6 42 Bambill 19 6 120
Werrimull 10 0 5 0 1327 1183 112.17% 40 2nd Semi Nanigloc 10 10 70 Werrimull 7 23 65
Meringur 9 0 5 1 1299 970 133.92% 38 Preliminary Werrimull 16 5 101 Bambill 8 13 61
Bambill 9 0 6 0 1391 1207 115.24% 36 Grand Nangiloc 11 6 72 Werrimull 8 9 57
Gol Gol 3 0 11 1 1143 1314 86.99% 14
Cardross 1 0 14 0 849 1934 43.90% 4

2019 Ladder

Millewa Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Nangolic 15 0 0 0 1686 715 235.80% 60 1st Semi Cardross 6 11 47 Meringur 5 6 36
Bambill 12 0 3 0 1452 974 149.08% 48 2nd Semi Bambill 16 13 109 Nangiloc 9 8 62
Cardross 6 0 9 0 1092 1203 90.77% 24 Preliminary Nangiloc 20 14 134 Cardross 8 11 59
Meringur 6 0 9 0 1059 1211 87.45% 24 Grand Bambill 10 13 73 Nangiloc 10 10 70
Werrimull 5 0 10 0 969 1321 73.35% 20
Gol Gol 2 0 13 0 744 1418 52.47% 8


References

  1. ^ "Millewa Association". Murray Pioneer and Australian River Record. 6 June 1925. p. 11.
  2. ^ "FINAL MATCH". Murray Pioneer and Australian River Record. 11 September 1925. p. 9.
  3. ^ "BENEFIT MATCH". Murray Pioneer and Australian River Record. 25 September 1925. p. 11.
  4. ^ "COUNTRY FOOTBALL LEAGUE". Ouyen Mail. 2 September 1932. p. 1.
  5. ^ Millewa Football League